Have you heard of the liquid facelift?

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You may know someone who had a facelift, but have you heard about something called the liquid facelift? It’s a term used for a certain non-surgical treatment that can provide the benefits of a facelift without incisions, anesthesia or any downtime. Let’s cover the basics so you know why the liquid facelift has become a popular treatment for so many people. 

What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that uses dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation. These dermal fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, leaving you looking years younger in the process. Generally Botox injections and dermal filler injections such as Juvederm or Restyalne are used for liquid facelifts.

What can you expect with a Liquid Facelift?

During a liquid facelift, dermal fillers and Botox are used to add volume, lift, contour the midface.

These dermal fillers are then used to sculpt and refine the jawline, chin, add volume to lips and reduce wrinkles from the forehead with Botox. 

The liquid facelift is highly customizable and four syringes or more of dermal fillers may be needed depending on the areas of your face you want to focus on.

It’s  best to get a consultation at a reputable medspa with a certified medical injector who will create a liquid face lift plan for you. 

The results of a liquid facelift can last anywhere between a year or two, depending on the dermal fillers used.

To see if you are a candidate for a liquid facelift, it’s best to start with a consultation.

If you are looking into doing a liquid facelift or searching for a provider that does lip injections, jawline contouring, or would like to reduce wrinkles from your forehead with Botox and you live in or around the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online, or give us a call at (267) 388-0300.

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Everything You Need To Know About Eye Filler

Tired of looking tired? Others feel the same, and far more than you’d think! If you dislike your under eye bags, under eye filler may provide a solution.

Why Get An Under Eye Filler Treatment?

“Dark circles” under your eyes, or “under-eye bags” are both umbrella terms that can describe a wide variety of under eye issues. 

If you are self-conscious or struggle with the appearance of the skin under your eyes, you typically are not speaking generally about something that “bothers you a little”. Under eye dark circles can be blindly apparent. 

With the stigma that comes with dark circles, not doing anything about them can really do some damage to your everyday confidence. 

The stigma that has, and sadly will always, walk hand in hand with under eye bags, is exhaustion. 

No matter how much information we are aware of, we will still find ourselves assuming the woman across the room with dark circles didn’t catch enough sleep the evening before. 

Even though we are aware the causes of dark circles have nothing to do with our energy, without the best concealer makeup, we find ourselves being asked if we are sick, tired, or working too hard.

Basically, when it comes to under-eye bags, there is no limit to how much time and money we will spend exploring products, treatments and types of makeup to address the issue. It is exhausting work to not look exhausted. 

Thanks for the irony of Mother Nature… always a jokester. 

What Is An Under Eye Filler Treatment?

An under eye filler treatment is when hyaluronic acid is injected into targeted areas under the skin beneath the eye or tear trough in order to minimize hollows, dark circles, and to correct age related volume loss. 

Is Under Eye Filler Treatment Safe?

The use of dermal fillers for tear troughs have been done “off label” by many practitioners over the years, but recently, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC was FDA approved for the improvement of infraorbital hollows.

With an under eye filler treatment with Juvederm Volbella for under eye bags, you won’t need to hide behind concealer any longer.. 

How Long Does Under Eye Filler Last?

You can expect the results to last for up to one year with Juvederm Volbella for the under eyes.

What Areas Can Be Injected With Under Eye Filler?

Tear troughs – Filler may be used to smooth out the curved line under your eyes that starts at the inside corner of the eye and runs down toward the cheek.

Under eye bags – Filler may be used to erase or soften any other fine lines and wrinkles underneath the eyes. The skin underneath the eye is very thin and prone to wrinkles.

How Much Is Under Eye Filler?

The treatment price can vary depending on how much under eye filler you will need which is established during your consultation, but typically can range between $800 – $1600. 

Where Can I Get Under Eye Filler?

It’s important to find a reputable medical office or medical spa that offers FDA approved dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella and that have a great reputation.

Always do your research about the practice on Google and read their reviews. And, if you live in Bucks County, PA and looking for a provider that specializes in under eye filler, contact us at (267) 388-0300 or fill out a form online here.

To learn more about our other services or treatments, please feel free to browse through our website or schedule your online appointment.

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Beginner’s Guide to Lip Filler

A Guide to Lip Filler

So, you are a lip filler newbie! 

We all know that in a perfect world, we would take a Med-Spa vacation with no scheduling conflicts and unlimited down time. 

The reality is, however, is that this is not plausible by any means (if it is, we applaud you, and please share your secret). 

Between holidays, birthdays, work events, weddings, recitals, graduations, and even simple social gatherings (we could go on), it is important to know what you can expect before, during and after finally taking the plunge for the perfect pout. 

Let’s check it out! 

I’ll TAKE ONE LIP FILLER TO GO PLEASE!

Okay – you are excited. We completely understand. 

Excitement, however, is very different than impulsive or impatient. 

When it comes to Dermal Filler Treatments of any kind, it is important to take the time to discuss your options with an experienced and certified dermal filler injector. 

This means, seek out a professional who provides you with proof of certifications, is willing to show you before & after successes, and whose name either starts with “Dr.” or ends with “R.N”. 

Take your time, schedule a consult, and do not be afraid to ask any and all questions that come to mind. 

Luscious lips should not be a spur of the moment decision. 

Stay away from the fast food version of dermal fillers and spring for the steak house. 

Now is not the time to cut corners – We are talking about your face!

LIP INJECTIONS FOR A FILLED CALENDER?

Searching for the perfect pout? A lot of our patients are. 

Therefore, it is no surprise that we are asked quite often about the aftermath of Lip Filler . Appointments for Lip Filler are on average 30 minutes, however if it is your first time, it may be somewhat longer. 

This time would include having before photos taken, speaking with the Doctor or Nurse about your expectations, numbing the area and then having the filler placed.  

The lips have somewhat sensitive skin, so many find it is slightly more painful than the average Botox injection.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER LIP FILLER?

You already know, the skin on your lips is far more delicate and sensitive than the rest of your skin. 

Sensitive skin means swelling will come easily, but after the first 72 hours, you will find you have seen the worst of any unseemly aftermath. 

This also means that you may have bruising, however it will subside after 48 hours. 

Your medical professional will most likely want to wait 2 weeks for a follow up visit, so that the filler can be completely settled and the full effect can be seen. 

WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTION?

The most common misunderstanding regarding lip fillers, is actually thinking that your professional made a mistake and over-puffed your pout. 

You may think that your lips are far too big from what you and the doctor or nurse had discussed. 

Good news? You most likely don’t have anything to worry about! 

Try to remember that although the initial swelling went down, it can take up to a week to see the full effect of the filler making a home in your new smile. 

So don’t give in to the urge to panic the next day assuming something is wrong.  Time heals all swelling!

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER LIP FILLER? 

Just like with any type of dermal filler, you should avoid laying down for at a minimum, 4 hours. 

This will help minimize the chance of the filler migrating to unwanted areas of the face, or even just to another section of your lip. 

You should also follow the same rules about not working out for 24 hours after injections. 

Flushed skin will increase your chances of bruising, and sweat on open skin, even on the smallest of points, can lead to infection. 

I’M A FILLER PRO – A LIP INJECTION IS NO DIFFERENT, RIGHT?

Your new lips require a little more extra care than the average Botox injection aftermath you are most likely use to. 

Most obvious, but most commonly forgotten, your lips look temping right after treatment, but sorry! 

Tell those boys to keep the smooches at bay for 24 hours.  

Aside from the fact that you may be submitting your injection sight to unnecessary germs, the amount of muscles used when stealing a kiss, are far more than you realize. 

You may unknowingly shift the shape of your lips that seemed so desirable. 

What else should you look out for? 

It’s best to keep the toasts of the mock-tail variety for now. Alcohol acts as a blood thinner. 

This can increase your likelihood of visible bruising, swelling, and inflammation. 

Not to mention, alcohol can really dehydrate you! One of the benefits of Lip Filler is that your lips will be far more moisturized. 

Hyaluronic acid, a main ingredient in lip filler, is also naturally found in the body. 

Dehydrating yourself means altering the actual compound of the filler. 

Smoking has been shown to increase your risk of infection after getting lip fillers, so it should be avoided. 

Smoking also causes your lips to pucker, which can apply pressure on the lips and be painful after injections. 

Try to avoid smoking for at least 24–48 hours after getting lip fillers.

 

WHAT IS THE TAKEAWAY?

Lip fillers are an amazing way to plump up your smile, fix any asymmetry, or restore youthful moisture to your pout. 

If you are looking to have Lip Fillers done in the Bucks County and surrounding area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300

To learn more about our other services or treatments, please feel free to browse through our website or schedule your online appointment.

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The Ultimate Guide to Laser Hair Removal for Men in 2022

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular methods to remove body and facial hair. While you could shave, trim or wax, laser hair removal is the only way to get permanent results when grooming and managing body hair. 

While laser hair removal is sought after by both women and men, everyone’s interest and reason for it may be different. 

Why men love laser hair removal?

Men want to remove body hair for many reasons, such as managing ingrown hairs, getting rid of unwanted body hair, achieving smoother skin and more muscle definition, going fully bald, reducing folliculitis and taming inflamed hair follicles and bumps on the skin. 

Why do male athletes turn to laser hair removal?

Athletes love laser hair removal because it helps with less friction, chafing, and less to no shaving for better performance and muscle definition. 


Others who may just have excessive hair growth like laser hair removal to thin out or get rid of the unwanted hair in areas they have to regularly shave or wax in order to feel most comfortable. 

Those that regularly shave and experience razor burn or folliculitis, the inflamed hair follicles and bumps that appear after shaving, like it to calm these skin problems and get rid of it for good. 

No matter the reason for wanting to remove hair from the body, laser hair removal is the best and only option for achieving all of these results. 

How does laser hair removal for men work?

Laser hair removal works by light beams targeting the hair follicles underneath the skin to essentially disrupt the hair growth cycle, without damaging the skin. The light from the laser destroys the hair shaft to inhibit or delay future growth. 

It is only guaranteed that results will show permanent hair reduction instead of growth – however, depending on the number of sessions and your skin and hair type/color, permanent removal can also be achieved. 

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Those with lighter skin and darker hair usually experience more drastic and permanent results. It is recommended that patients do around 6-8 sessions of laser hair removal to see more permanent results.

Does laser hair removal for men hurt?

Pain levels from laser hair removal differ among each patient. 

The treatment usually doesn’t hurt too much, depending on the patient’s pain tolerance and the areas being treated. 

Patients report the procedure feeling like a pin prick or rubber band snapping on the skin, but if the pain is not tolerated well, numbing cream can be used beforehand if necessary. 

What areas do men treat with laser hair removal?

Men receive laser hair removal on the back, chest, arms, legs, shoulders, neck, sideburns, bikini area, buttocks and/or abdomen areas. 

How long is a laser hair removal treatment for men?

Depending on the treatment area, the procedure can take as little as 5 minutes and as long as 45 minutes:

Laser Hair Removal For Men Treatment Area Treatment Duration
Back 30-45 minutes
Chest 30-45 minutes
Arms 20 minutes
Legs 30-45 minutes
Shoulders 15 minutes
Neck 10 minutes
Sideburns 5 minutes
Bikini Area 20 minutes
Buttocks 20 minutes
Abdomen 20 minutes
Amount of time it takes for laser hair removal treatments for men

How much is laser hair removal for men?

Laser hair removal treatment ranges from $100 – $300 per session, depending on the area you choose to receive the treatment. Men should choose a facility to receive laser hair removal treatment by the reputation of the facility. 

How should you get ready for your laser hair removal appointment?

To prepare for the laser hair removal process, the treatment area(s) should be shaved, however waxing or plucking hair 2-4 weeks prior should be avoided. 

At least 5 days before the treatment, any exfoliation, acidic skin products or retinoids should also be avoided, and you should not be actively tanning or have any sunburn. 

What can men expect after their laser hair removal treatment?

After the treatment, you can expect to have some minor redness and swelling, which will go away after a few hours. You should avoid sweating and sun exposure for at least 24 hours, so no workouts or tanning for at least 1 day following treatment.


No matter if you are looking for better comfort and performance in athletics, easier hygiene and grooming, relieving bumps on the skin that come from shaving, or just getting rid of excessive or unwanted body hair or ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is a great and safe option to feel more confident.

If you are looking for laser hair removal for men near me and are in the Bucks County and surrounding area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online.


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Why the Hydrafacial is great to do in the Winter

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The Hydrafacial is quickly becoming one of the most sought after skin treatments available. With immediate effects and no downtime, it became obvious that this elite but affordable treatment was going to be a patient favorite. When is the perfect time to give this treatment a try? Right now, in the winter! Why? We are here to tell you!

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

We all know that staying hydrated is important to our overall health, because our bodies are made up of 70% water! What is the human body’s biggest organ? Believe it or not, it is the skin!  Therefore, the skin stands to gain the most from hydration. That means, we not only need to drink enough water, but that external steps such as getting treatments like the Hydrafacial are also necessary in keeping our skin hydrated.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO DEHYDRATED SKIN?

The outermost layer of the skin is responsible for flushing toxins and carrying nutrients to skin cells. Without the proper amount of moisture to do so, dead cells remain on the skin to clog pores and create uneven texture, and healthy cells become thinner, resulting in low elasticity and more wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can not only be visually unappealing, but it can have fairly uncomfortable and sometimes painful effects. Not taking the extra steps to treat our skin to some well deserved moisture can lead to cracked and even bleeding skin.

 

COLD WEATHER AND DRY SKIN

Chillier temperatures combined with lower humidity levels is a recipe for dry air, which can draw moisture directly from your skin. Even with avoiding the cold, harsh, winter winds outside, your skin is subjected to the dry elements of winter with indoor heat. Not only that, but our pores will contract in cold temperatures to preserve warmth, limiting the ability for oxygen to reach skin cells and help them regenerate.

 

BUT DOESN’T DRY SKIN MEAN LESS BREAKOUTS?

This is probably the biggest and most commonly believed myths regarding the skin. People often mistake drier skin, to less oily skin. However, when skin becomes dry, it actually reacts by over producing natural oils to compensate for the lack of moisture. These oils sit on the skin and form blemishes. Without excess moisture to form new and healthy skin cells, dead cells will camp out on the face and clog pores. Excess dead skin paired with excess oils can result in a full on break out! 

 

MASKNE IN THE WINTER

Unfortunately, many of us are all too familiar with the term “Maskne”. Acne caused while wearing a face mask, aka “Maskne”, happens when our pores become clogged as a result of friction from certain materials, alongside heat and humidity under our masks. Exfoliation is key in preventing breakouts, but the ingredients found in at-home exfoliants, such as acids and retinol, have the ability to dry skin out. With our skin already susceptible to being parched and flaky in the winter, this is hardly ideal.

 

WHY THE HYDRAFACIAL IS THE SOLUTION

 

The common factor in all winter skin problems is a lack of hydration. Facials have obvious benefits for all skin types throughout the entirety of the year which includes the removal of dead skin cells, the cleansing of clogged pores and the relaxation of facial muscles. The Hydrafacial, however, uses a tool that makes extracting dead skin and ‘gunk’ non-invasive, and that manually infuses your skins special serum, which is customized based on your skins specific needs.  This means, that your skin becomes more hydrated than it would with a regular facial, and during a time when it needs it the most. That means you can schedule your treatment regardless of any holiday commitments! 

 

If you are looking to have an amazing Hydrafacial done in the Bucks County and surrounding area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300. 

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QWO: The New FDA Approved Cellulite Injection

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Did you know that nine out of 10 adult women suffer from cellulite?

Having cellulite is one of the most frustrating things about being a woman, and there has never been anything we could do about it – until now. 

There is finally a cellulite injection treatment available for women that has been shown to treat and reduce the appearance and severity of cellulite. 

First off, what is cellulite?

It is commonly thought that cellulite is solely caused by fat, and that losing weight is essentially the only solution to reducing its appearance. However, this is not the case. As women age, the skin gets thinner, fat cells get larger, and the fibrous bands that are underneath the skin’s surface get thicker and cause tension — all of which cause that dimpled appearance in certain areas of the body, especially on the butt. 

Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects those of all shapes, sizes, ages, races and ethnicities. Women are more prone to developing cellulite because they have thinner skin than men, more fatty deposits in the thigh and buttock areas, as well as different orientation of the collagen and fibrous bands. Essentially, women’s bodies are more prone to having the ability of fat lobules to bulge through the areas of the body that have more fatty deposits, most commonly the thigh and buttock areas. 

Introducing the first-ever cellulite injection treatment called QWO

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For the first time, we are ready to say hello to QWO and goodbye to dimples and cellulite.

Pronounced like “whoa” (insert Joey Tribbiani reference here), QWO is the first treatment of its kind, specifically for adult women. 

QWO is the first and only FDA-approved cellulite injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in women’s buttocks. 

How does QWO work?

QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to treat dimpled areas by targeting the bands and other structural causes under the skin where the cellulite starts. Essentially, the injection is thought to break down fibrous bands and old collagen particles, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate the growth of new collagen. This results in a smoother surface to the skin, with the possibility of eliminating dimples in the treatment area.

How many QWO treatments will you need?

QWO is a non-surgical cellulite injection administered in a doctor’s office. Patients should have three treatment visits with 21 days in between each QWO cellulite injection treatment. 

How much time is needed for a QWO treatment?

This minimally-invasive procedure is appealing as it is, but to make it even better, the lunch break procedure only takes about 10 minutes or less, and there is no downtime — so no need to take off of work, and in just 2 months you will have improved and smoothed out your cellulite.

Is there downtime with QWO?

Bruising is to be expected and possible redness at the injection site, but nothing is unbearable following the treatment, and you can return to your day as normal.

Women have been eager for a cellulite treatment for a while now, and QWO is an exciting new treatment.

It looks like we can finally stop wasting money on topicals, scrubs and other products that claim to reduce cellulite (when they do nothing in reality).

Just in time for wearing a bathing suit on the beach this summer, we are ready to say “whoa” to QWO!

if you are searching for the QWO cellulite injections in Bucks County, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at [callnow].

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Feel Camera-Ready With These Medspa Treatments

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Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, Webex, Teams… whatever platform you’ve been using to stay connected, video conferencing has become the new normal for working, socializing and staying in touch with others remotely.

In this new virtual way of life, we seem to be constantly on screen. 

While you may not have to leave your house to attend work meetings or talk with family or friends anymore, you might be feeling the need to improve your appearance on camera.

Are your forehead wrinkles the only thing you see during your video call?

Are your “11” lines making you look angry?

Maybe you hate seeing your double chin, or the fact that you always look tired, even if you have makeup on.

Do you wish there was a way to get rid of those unwanted lines, hollow cheeks, or extra layer of quarantine fat without any surgery or downtime?

Your wish might not be too far out of reach with the right medical spa treatments.

There are multiple non-surgical medspa treatments available now that do not require any days off from work and have very little to no downtime.

These highly coveted treatments are FDA approved and have helped millions around the world feel more comfortable in their own skin, especially when on camera all day.

You can feel more confident during your next video conference without anyone knowing that you had work done, and you don’t have to miss a beat.

Let’s dive into some areas you may be wanting to improve or enhance:

Medspa Treatment for Loss of Volume

Need a lift? Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler that can help improve volume loss in the mid-face, cheek and eye area for a more youthful appearance.

This medspa treatment can help contour the face, create more defined cheekbones, lift any sunken areas of the face, and brighten up tired-looking eyes for an improved, fresh-faced appearance both on and off the screen.

Medspa Treatment for Wrinkles and Folds

Tired of obsessing over the defined lines around your mouth?

Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra, and Restylane dermal fillers can help fill and smooth any moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose, mouth and lip areas.

These fillers improve the appearance of laugh lines, the wrinkles from your nose to the corners of the mouth, and can add volume to your lips.

Medspa Treatment for Forehead Wrinkles and “11” Lines

Feeling like you look a little angry?

That couple of prominent lines in between your eyebrows might be why.

Botox is a popular medspa treatment that can reduce and prevent wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes to get rid of those stubborn lines, wrinkles and even crow’s feet.

Further reading: “The Ultimate Guide to the Botox treatment 2021

Medspa Treatment for the Double Chin

Still insecure after trying every camera angle?

Coolsculpting can fix your double chin with its innovative, nonsurgical fat reduction technology.

It can improve the appearance and reduce the fat under your chin so you can focus more on your important meeting and not on adjusting your webcam.

The best part about all of the medspa treatments mentioned above is that they all take no longer than your lunch break, there is no surgery required, they have almost instant results, and they have little to no downtime afterwards.

These quick, non-invasive procedures can improve the way you look and boost your confidence both on and off screen, so you don’t feel like you need to turn off your camera again.

Feel more comfortable on your Teams meetings and Zoom happy hours so you can focus less on your insecurities and be more present.

If you are searching for the best Medical Spa in Bucks County, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at [callnow].

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Three Reasons to Have Laser Hair Removal Done in Winter

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There is no denying that laser hair removal treatments will help you get rid of unwanted hair on your legs, arms, bikini area, face, chest and back.

While laser hair removal can be done at any time of year, the winter season is the best time to begin.

Here are three benefits to starting laser hair removal in the winter.

  1. If you begin laser hair removal in the winter, by the time the warm weather arrives you will have reached optimum results.
  2. During the winter, there is less chance your skin will be exposed to the sun. When getting laser hair removal, it is not recommended to have treatments done on skin with active sun exposure or sunburn.
  3. After treatment, you need to keep the targeted areas of your body out of sunlight. It is easier to do so in the winter because you will most likely be wearing more clothing.

With each laser hair removal treatment, you should expect to see a 10-20% reduction in hair growth.

Since hair has three main growing stages and laser hair removal is achieved during the first growth stage, at least 6 treatments are recommended to get you the best results.

So, if you begin your treatments in January, you will practically be hair free by June.

It’s important to be consistent in scheduling your appointments every four to eight weeks.

Your diligence and patience will be rewarded by the time you wear that first official spring or summer outfit.

At Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa we help our patients free themselves from having unwanted hair.

Waxing and shaving will be a thing of the past with our laser hair removal treatments.

If you live in or near Bucks County, PA and would like to learn more about the benefits of having laser hair removal done at our Medspa, please call us at (267) 388-0300 or schedule a free consultation online.

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The Ultimate Guide to Microneedling 2021

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also know as Collagen Induction Therapy is a medical aesthetic procedure that uses very small needles to repeatedly penetrate layers of the skin in order to create a wound healing cascade.

This results in microscopic holes or microchannels in the dermis.

This treatment improves the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin tone and texture.

History of Microneedling:

In the 1950’s mesotherapy was discovered by Dr. Michel Pistor. He used a meso device with one needle.

He came up with the concept that pricking the skin would promote collagen formation.

Then in 1995, subcision came around which was a new method of treating depressed scars and wrinkles.

Following subcision, came needle dermabrasion in 1997.

This treatment involved using a tattoo pistol to treat scars.

Patients saw improvement in scar texture, appearance and color, however this treatment was very time and labor intensive due to use of only one needle.

In 1998, Dr. Des Fernandes from South Africa developed a small needling stamping device and presented his study on needling at a conference in San Francisco.

Dr. Des Fernandes microneedling stamp

By the year 2000, the first medical Microneedling device called the Dermaroller was invented by Horst Liebl.

This device consisted of many fine needles on a drum shaped roller.

By the mid-2000’s, Microneedling grew popular in medical offices, medspas, and with patients.

In 2018, the SkinPen Microneedling device was FDA cleared to improve the appearance of acne scars of adults 22 years of age and older.

It was designed for use by licensed healthcare practitioners or individuals directed by practitioners.

The science behind the Microneedling treatment

The skin goes through three phases of wound healing.

First the skin is injured which causes inflammation and releases growth factors.

Then the tissue goes into the proliferation phase where the fibroblasts release growth factors, glycoproteins, and collagen causing the epidermal cells to migrate to the wound.

Then tissue and capillaries form, and fibroblasts continue to proliferate.

In this phase, the dermal thickness increases.

In the last phase of microneedling wound healing, the tissue is remodeled which causes a skin tightening effect by promoting fresh new collagen.

Complete tissue remodeling can take place from 3 weeks to 1 year.

Most remodeling completes after 6 months.

A study by Fernandes, D. Oral showed 400% more collagen was produced after 6 months following a Microneedling treatment.

Microneedling for Wrinkles & Acne Scars

As we age, our skin thins and our epidermal layer of skin thickness decreases.

One study showed that the thickness of collagen in a 2 year old dermis is about 1.37 um vs. the thickness of collagen in a 90 year old has an average of .52 um.

Age-related dermal collagen changes during development, maturation and ageing – a morphometric and comparative study. V. Morcas Garcec, et. Al pg. 101.

The collagen loss surrounding the scar creates a cave like and shadowing appearance

When combining the effects of aging skin with uneven acne scars, the result is a more prominent appearance of acne scars.

With Microneedling, the wound healing process creates collagen and increases the thickness of the dermis to create a more a youthful appearance as well as helps to repair acne scars.

To reduce the appearance of acne scars in adults and improve the appearance of surrounding skin, you must treat both effectively.

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Acne scar Microneedling treatment with SkinPen

Frequently Asked Microneedling Treatment Questions:

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What is the best and safest medical grade Microneedling device?

The SkinPen is the only FDA cleared and legally marketed automated, non-surgical Microneedling device on the market. It is proven safe and effective to treat and improve the appearance of acne scars in adults aged 22 and older.

What are some side effects of Microneedling?

Dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness and burning are some of the side effects that some patients have seen last from 1 to 6 days post Microneedling.

How will my skin look after Microneedling?

Your skin may have an appearance of a mild sunburn to moderate sunburn.

What are the contraindications for Microneedling or reason why someone should not receive a Microneedling treatment?

Patients who have the following should not receive Microneedling:
– Have active skin cancer in the treatment area
– Have open wounds, sore, or irritated skin in the treatment area
– Have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetic
– Have a hemorrhagic bleeding disorder or a hemostatic bleeding dysfunction.
– Are pregnant or nursing
– Are currently taking drugs with ingredients of isotretinoin such as Accutane.

What areas can not be Microneedled?

Microneedling should not be done around the orbital rim such as the eye lids.

How should I prepare for a Microneedling treatment?

Avoid excessive sun exposure. No sunburn.
Discontinue to use topical retinoids 24 hours prior to Microneedling.
Avoid treatment if you have active breakouts or open lesions.
Allow 24 hours after auto immune therapy.
Wait at least 6 months before oral isotretinoin use.

What to avoid after Microneedling?

You should avoid sweaty exercise and sun exposure 72 hours post your Microneedling treatment.
In addition, you should avoid other facial treatments for a month after Microneedling.

Which products should I use post Microneedling?

You should use Vitamin C as it is a great antioxidant and helps with rebuilding collagen. Vitamin A is also recommended to use after Microneedling as it promotes cell turnover, decreases collagen degradation, and helps to thicken the dermal layer. Also, copper with peptides as it plays a role in the production of collagen and elastin that the body is not able to produce by itself.
Other products that would benefit are Magnesium, as it is a great atioxidant, Zinc because it helps to reduce inflammation and promotes collagen production, and Ginger Extact because it prevents further damage to the skin caused by UV exposure.

Why are good skin care products so important to use after Microneedling?

They can help reduce inflammation, provide moisture, aid in wound healing, improve and maintain aesthetic procedure outcomes, and reduce the risk of potential complications.

Which products or ingredients should I avoid using after Microneedling?

Ingredients known to increase inflammation should be avoided as well as those that hinder the skin’s ability to repair and remodel.
These include:
– Formaldehyde releasing preservatives
– Silicone/Methicone/Dimethicone
– Dyes
– Fragrances
– Petroleum
– Glycol
– Sulphates
– Mineral Oil
– Parabens
– Citrus derived preservatives
It is best to follow the post treatment instructions and products recommended to you by your medical aesthetic provider.

What is the difference between a Dermaroller and a Microneedling pen?

A Dermaroller is an over the counter needling device and Microneedling pen is a medical aesthetic device only allowed to be used in medical aesthetic practices.

What is better Dermarolling or Microneedling?

Mechanical microneedling with an FDA cleared Microneedling device such as the SkinPen produces more microchannels with one pass than created by a Dermaroller with many passes.

How long does it take for the micro-channels created during Microneedling to close after treatment?

One study showed that microchannels created during Microneedling close after 24 hours.

How deep into the skin does Microneedling penetrate?

The SkinPen microneedling device is able to go up to 2.5 mm which is the highest depth of penetration that is proven safe for patients.

If you are looking for Microneedling near me and live in the Bucks County, PA area, call (267) 323-4543 or contact Healthy Solutions Medspa today for a free consultation.

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3 Areas Botox Injections Can Treat That Will Surprise You: Lips, Masseters and Neck.

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We already know Botox is used to combat wrinkles on the face, but you might not know that Botox can treat the lips, masseters and neck areas too?

Here are three Botox treatments to help you look young and beautiful.


Lip Flip
: Enhance the natural shape of your lip with Botox.

The Lip Flip is an excellent choice for those looking to achieve a more voluminous pout.

How does a Lip Flip work?

Botox injections into the orbicularis oris muscle around the mouth relax the upper lip muscles causing the lip to flip slightly upward, making the upper lip plumper and more visible.

A Lip Flip is especially good for someone who has an upper lip that disappears when they smile.

It will also cover exposed gums caused by smiling.

The rolled-out upper lip creates more volume and a beautiful smile.

Lip Flip Botox injections last three to four months and should only be performed by a highly trained and licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Registered Nurse.

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You are a good candidate for Lip Flip if:

  • You are looking for a voluminous pout.
  • You want fuller lips without lip fillers.
  • Your upper lip disappears when you smile.
  • You have a gummy smile.
  • You want to enhance your natural lip shape.

Masseters Botox Treatment: Reshape your jawline with this minimally invasive treatment.

Your jawline is a prominent feature.

It can affect the overall appearance of your face.

Masseters Botox treatment can reshape and slim down your jawline.

As we age, the masseters muscles along the jawline expand.

We use the masseter muscle to chew and clench or grind our teeth.

Like any muscle, the more we use it, the bigger it gets.

Over time the masseter muscles become enlarged.

The expanded muscles can cause an oval shape jawline to become square.

For some, a wider-looking face or profound asymmetric jawline is genetic.

Regardless of the cause, a Masseter Botox treatment will define and contour the jawline.

The results is a more youthful and softer appearance.

How does a Masseters Botox treatment work?

The Botox injections help to relax the masseter muscles.

Once the muscles are in a relaxed state, they no longer need to work as hard.

After treatment, you can chew and move your jaw as usual without overworking the masseter muscles.

The decrease in pressure on the masseter muscles will prevent them from growing and allow them to reduce in size.

The slimmed-down appearance can last three to six months.

You are a good candidate for Masseters Botox treatment if you:

  • Have a wide or square jawline.
  • Grind or clench your teeth.
  • Have an asymmetric jaw line.

Tech Neck Wrinkles: Lines and Wrinkles that form on the neck.

 

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Botox injections can prevent and correct lines and wrinkles on the neck.

A Botox treatment in the neck will relax the platysma muscle and thus will reduce lines and wrinkles that form on the neck.

How do people get “Tech Neck”?

Tech Neck occurs over time as we age.

Other factors that contribute to wrinkles on the neck are extreme weight loss, sun damage, excessive strain on the neck muscle, poor skincare, and genetics.

Botox injections are used to prevent Tech Neck or correct already developed fine lines and wrinkles.

A Botox treatment on the neck can correct:

  • Tech Neck.
  • Sagging neck.
  • Loss of collagen in the neck.

 

A Lip Flip, Masseters Botox treatment, and Botox neck injections are three ways to help you improve your appearance and look like your younger self.

 

If you are looking for Botox injections near me and live in the Bucks County area, call (267) 388-0300 or contact Healthy Solutions Medspa today for a free consultation.

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